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government once again, as we did toda which means essential personnel, thank you all very much. all of you are essential. essential personnel have to report to work, but we're going to be closing state government, as have our neighbors in delaware, and i would anticipate we'd be seeing similar announcements from the district of columbia and the federal government, but that's their call, not ours. so, anything else i'm leaving out, ken? all right. let's open it up to questions. >> governor, we're getting pretty dramatic pictures of ocean city. what kind of reports of damage are you getting? >> anybody want to update on damage reports? ken, any -- i mean you've seen the pier, which is -- when i saw the pictures about an hour ago, it looks like it was atleast halfway dismantled. lord knows where it is right now. we've seen pictures of your news crews who are in there, when they shouldn't be, film the waves. and i understand from some local businesses there, that the waves are starting to crash up over the board walk in some parts of ocean city. and that's what we know right now. the most evid
go. concealed weapon. u.s. government gave me that. lost a lot of good friends of mine fighting for this country for nothing. for nothing. all because of the u.s. government. >> reporter: you're mad at the government. >> very mad at the government. yeah, i got a lot of hate in me. i got a lot of built up anger, a lot of hurt. a lot of hurt. >> reporter: pastor hartsfield knows all about hurt. >> it hurts deeply and i struggled for a long time not to hate those people that did that. good will overcome evil. right will overcome wrong. >> reporter: on this night, you can only hope the pastor's right. indeed. thanks for watching abc news. "good morning america" will be waiting for you in the morning with the latest on hurricane sandy. we're always online at abcnews.com. have a safe weekend, america. jimmy kimmel, right here next.
out here in staten island. >> when is the government coming? >> reporter: it was a desperate cry for help. >> we're going to die, if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! >> reporter: in staten island, donna pleaded with her senators for more food, gasoline and clothing. >> we are -- >> we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in torqnew york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead, including this father and son, found locked in a final embrace. overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a tsunami-like wave as high as 20 feet that devastated entire neighborhoods. >> it was coming in, rushing, like a rapids. it was just coming, it was just curving around that corner and rushing down. >> reporter: the water may be receding, but the frustration on staten island seems to be growing. >> fema won't help us. >> reporter: and local officials pleaded for more supplies. >> they cannot go on. this is america. it's not a third world nation. >> reporter: one even attacking the re cross, which j
, everything closed tomorrow. state government is closed and there will be no early voting again for the third straight day tomorrow. they said they will make those hours up coming up soon. they have to figure out how they will do that. so far right now about 75,000 people without power. the governor should have more information at 9:30. again, in a few minutes we'll join you with a one-on-one interview with the governor and other details that have popped up in the past hour. >> you said you had information? >> listen to this, brian. okay. he's gone. she runs a great business in baltimore. she's in florence, italy and watching our storm coverage. she's in a hotel room, keeping posted on what's going on. so we are monitoring everybody that's talking to us on facebook and twitter, abc2news.com, so get onboard. we'll go to meteorologist wyatt everhart with a look at sandy. >>> all right. let's give you the full breakdown on hurricane sandy, still a powerful border line category 2 hurricane. we knew we would maintain strength and perhaps see intensification with the storm. we were a little surpris
days to bring back a constitutional government. though we have a lot of other issue that are going on in society, that can be handled at different points with different methed others, i'm a constitutionist and i believe the founding document needs to be respected. because it involves things like civil liberties which makes us americans, these are thing that if you are republican or democrat makes no difference, things that will pull us together. also with the economy which is another big sticking point. we are supposed to have constitutionly -- the congress is supposed to take care of our monetary policy but since we shrugged that off to another entity and it's not doing a good job of it. these are the things i want to get back to doing as a congressman if you will elect me, we will see a lot -- we will see things happen differently in this country. >> let's get to some of the questions, one thing people are wondering about is the economy. 16 trillon dollars in debt. unemployment at 8%, housing market is a mess. what would do you? >> you have to face it by addressing monetary pol
government better? >> i think that's fair. if you had a huge hurricane that affect eed sometimes -- >> for example. >> either positive or negative. they can get really angry that the response wasn't really big. or >> one other potential surprise this week, that final unemployment report coming out on friday. you're an economist. looking at the numbers right now, what are you expecting to see and how much difference will it make. >> we have seen over the last year and a half, one month's numbers don't seem to crack through the shell that much. that said, we had -- probably artificially too optimistic number last time, some rebound. but at the same time, the economy has been improving. i think most people are expecting the unemployment rate not to change much. >> most believe that the country is going in the right direction. >> let's look -- everybody has been talking about how close this race is right now. i want to show one ad that president obama is running down in florida and some of the other battle ground states. >> 537, the number of votes that changed the course of american
bridge continues to be shut down at this hour. >> the federal government is closed tomorrow as well as state government except for central employees. the people you're looking at right now, these are the essential employees working to keep you safe. >> again, we are going to be continuing through the night to watch and wait on sandy that's approaching. new york is getting pummeled. they already closed the holland tunnel. subway service has been shut down. no trading on the stock market. again, we're online at abc2news.com. we're asking for your wick churrs and -- pictures and pix. we have rosie up north. >> joce sterman at bwi. the staging area for the power crews come from all over. the situation has gotten so dangerous that they were talking about relocating. >> if they can get a picture of the draw bridge at 50 on the chart on maryland web. that's the live traffic cameras. if we can get a shot of that, you can see the waves coming up from ocean city. it's incredible. we're going to work on that. we're working on waiting on the governor. let's go over to mike masco and meteorologi
and provide help. while many were on standby, it never came. many local governments responded sending manpower and equipment to the western edge of our state and north to jercy. all in all maryland has provided 33 pieces of emergency -- 30 pieces of emergency pieces. >> we were prepared both internally and with external assets to be prepared for a direct hit. the blessing is we did not receive that. now we're able to use some of our oin resources to support other states and parts of hour community in western maryland. >> howard, talbot along with washington city are among those sending aid. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >>> there are some stories of loss coming out of new jersey and new york in the wake of superstorm sandy, but one terrible story grabbed everyone's attention a mother and her two toddlers were stranded in a staten island neighborhood after the suv got stuck. the mom said she was holding on for dear life and knocked on a house pleading to be let. she was turned away add her sons were washed away. the bodies were found a quarter mile away. they questioned a man in the home where the
to find conservative dairy farmers upstate, like dan brick. do you get subsidies from the government? >> yeah, very little subsidies. my thought is, i wish they would eliminate all subsidies altogether. part of it is just because the government is broke. >> oh, my goodness. >> reporter: but if you wander up to hallowed lambeau field on a sunday morning and if you hang out with the most sophisticated tailgate partiers in the world you'll find all stripes. conservatives, liberals, socialists, many of them either related or best friends for life. >> romney is a successful man and -- >> can't say obama's not. >> successful politician. >> you can't say obama's not. >> what did he do in the business world? >> he's written multiple books. he's made a -- >> he made himself money, yes. what did romney do? >> he made himself money by putting others out of business. >> he built business. >> and he pulled them down. >> anyway. >> reporter: and they all seem to agree that the end of this election cannot some soon enough. and all divisions disappear. right about here. i'm bill weir for "nightline"
. he wants everyone to stay off the rows on monday. there is no bus service, no state government in operation, no trains running and certainly a reason to stay put and let sandy come through. cheryl connor, abc2news. >>> thank you. >>> let's take it down to ocean city right now. everybody that is traveling over the bridge and see what we see every summer and to see this tonight, since we were kids we used to go down here and to see this place getting pounded like it is tonight, hopefully everybody there has heeded the call to get out. everybody out of downtown by 8:00 tonight. everybody was packing up and heading for somewhere safer tonight. <£ beaches now. a handyman had to board up business as long the boardwalk. northbound toles suspended. everybody trying to get out and delaware flooded near the indian river bridge. a state trooper was rescued. now, here is christian schaffer live via skype. it was pretty bad earlier when we talked to you. what is it looking like tonight? >> reporter: pretty bad tonight. delaware beach and they are saying they don't have anymore roads closed
. but for a third day in a row early voting will be closed and state government will be closed for a second day in a row. right now there are about 75,000 people without power in the state of maryland. that is going to continue. we'll have another briefing from governor o'malley at 9:30 this evening. reporting from reisterstown. >> joanne wrote in downtown already has cars under water. >>> all right. we're continuing to track hurricane sandy. it started at 4:00 this morning. >> let's go to wyatt everhart. >> we're doing our best to keep you safe in this massive unprecedented hybrid storm that is unlike any we've ever seen. lowest central pressure, north of carolina. the largest in terms of the size and distance of these gale force winds. finding strengthening. sandy has been encountering warm bands. that has aloud it to churn into new jersey, churning into delaware. super storm sandy in 3d. here's a look right at 5:30. you see the large structure. massive storm with the center, the real intense portion pushing in with all ofs it might into the delaware bay, delaware, all of m. under the -- of m
right right, the government has failed to provide it. i believe that the current system that's in place is not working. we need to look at new and inventive ideas and some of the ideas such as looking further into private schools and into charter schools, spending and most importantly allowing parents to choose which school that their children go to instead of being restricted by location, and, timely, i would eliminate the department of education and block grant funds drctsly to the state. >> all right. what do we do with afghanistan? what is the end game? >> i think the game is over. i think we need to bring our troops home, not just from afghanistan and iraq but all around the world. i don't believe that america can -- we can no longer be the world's police force. we need to bring our troops home and concentrate on protecting us at home. >>> is the healthcare reform act really the answer? it's the landmark for pob and mitt romney said he will repeal it immediately. >> it's a 10,000 page bill -- or law. there's going to be some good. there's going to be some bad. i believe that it is
state. >> i can promise you that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials. and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: and then, there was halloween. many towns decided to postpone it. but some were not deterred. on long island, superheros and cats were out. and in new york city, even with the power out, trick-or-treaters took to the street. and within just a few hours, all three of new york's major airports will be back online, with la guardia beginning at least partial service at 7:00 a.m. this morning. rob? sunny? >> good news there, too. and in terms of the gridlock here in new york city. traffic very heavy as the mass transit system gets up and running. what about the scarcity of gasoline for commuters? >> reporter: that's a really big problem because everyone's trying to get into the city. and one of the things, they also need gas to get around and get back out. we're hearing reports of long lines at gasoline stations. sometimes stretching all around the block, where new york city police officers have to co
out tonight. he issued a stark warning. no way the government can come rescue themmen the m ethem -- ao dan harris. next up, dramatic high stakes evacuation. one of new york state's biggest hospitals, forced to move their patients -- even, during the chaos. >>> we . >>> thank you for joining us. the floodwaters of tonight's super storm are receding, but there is no doubt it has crippled new york city. officials tell abc news that new york may be without power for several days. and that the flooded subway system will be out of service until well after the power is restored. we want to take you back to the drama unfolding in the nyu hospital in manhattan where the effects of the power outage were felt acutely when backup generators failed. the hospital was forced to evacuate their patients including 20 infants from the neo natal intensive care unit. we are joined now by our new york affiliate, wabc's, kimberly richardson on the scene. >> that forced officials here at the hospital to evacuate roughly 200 patient. talking pediatrics, talking emergency room patients, across the board.
a government. >> with two days lost, extended should have everything back on track. the polls will be open. before you vote, prepare yourselves for the polls. on our website, we break down the ballot questions, have the interviews you can watch with your local candidates. >>> $500,000 bail. that's what it will take one woman to get out of jail. he's the mother police say helped her son and another child hide a body. the 13-year-old was shot, her body found in an alley. >>> our team coverage of super storm sandy picks up in a pin. >> we're up in new jersey with damage you haven't seen yet. >>reporter: construction in atlantic city, new jersey. this is somebody's roof torn off their building. that's just the building. >>> tonight forget to check out the cool temperatures coming in. we'll talk more coming up. >>> how to use the halloween candy to serve troops over sees. we're back in a minute. . >>> this is what it takes to get a tank of gas in some parts of new jersey. this line is more than 100 cars long. people say they waited for two hours to get cars. >>> these are the latest shot of dam
government is very much involved. reporting for abc2 news. >> for will look at all the incredible pictures you have sent in and the video of the damage from all over maryland, just head to abc2news.com/sandy. >>> real important reminder. many people may have power at home but there are a lot of traffic lights out. we caught quite a few drivers blowing through intersections with their lights breaking the law. police handed out tickets. when drives come to a light that's out this should be treated as a four way stop. if an officer is around, you could get a ticket because it is the law. >>> the baltimore humane society on nick codeem must needs your help. >> our power has been out since 3:00 on monday. we do not have phones or internet. one of our main generators went down. so we don't have heat either. we have a generator powering the kennel. >> aside from the outage, they're taking a financial hit. adoptions are on hold and spaying and neutering are being held. the baltimore humane society is also in need of science diet dog and cat food and nonclumping cat litter. >> i understand bge is o
. it will not be awarded to any other riders. the governing body will remain blank for all of the years that armstrong had one. the committee also said that armstrong should return his prize money. >>> finally, an unexpected guest at a wendy's in kentucky. a deer came crashing through the door, shattering the glass. the deer ran around the restaurant before leaving through a window. there were no other customers inside at the time. >>> it's time, now, for the weather and back to ginger zee. ginger? >> even though the eastern third of the nation is consumed with tropical storm sandy talk, there's a lot going on. we have to get to the cold in the middle of the nation. a big cold front changed your weather. let's see how cold it is here this morning. we have temperatures at 19 in rapid city. 35 for albuquerque. so, it stretches to the southwest. minneapolis this morning at 31. i'll fly you across the nation to leave you with that big picture. you need to see other spots. maybe find your home and your forecast. >> this very windy weather report, brought to you by citibank. dan and bianna? >> great job, ginger
live. bonnie and jeff have a question for the governor. governments are operating tomorrow.
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the size of government, specifically the size of federal disaster relief. >> you can't always solve all of the problems yourself but you can make the difference in the life of one or two people. >> reporter: it looked like a campaign stop in battleground ohio mitt romney deliberately stepped off the stump to accept leaf donations and encourage more but he avoided questions about his previous stance on the role of fema. >> governor, would you eliminate fema if you were president? >> reporter: president obama stayed in washington to visit red cross, attend briefings with governors and utility ceos. >> i think he's handled it well. >> reporter: compassionate or calculated, depending on who called into the radio show in youngstown, ohio. >> where was it when it happened in ben gaza and i and he flew t snas he learned his lesson. >> reporter: a vital corner of a vial state with 28 visits from romney this year, 19 from obama. >> president obama wasn't able to come as planned because of the storm. >> reporter: do you think that hurts his cause in ohio? >> absolutely not. i think more people re
, abc 2 news. >>> most of these look like ghost towns. hust shutdown businesses, shoots and government offices. but many of you have given photographs to us throughout the course of the day yesterday, showing your mail carriers out there hard at work. this one came to us courtesy of beth. we looked at the u.s. postal service website and they will be working again today. neither rain, snow, or dark of night. >> make sure that you thank them. they are working hard. >>> all right. look at this picture. this is the tomb of the unknown soldier. this is dedication army guard stood watch over the tomb. despite the heavy rain and the high winds from hurricane sandy. this photo comes from the u.s. army. the tomb was built after world war 1 to honor the memory of soldiers killed in war. it has been guarded since 1948. >> that is an inspiring image there. so much of our lives were put on hold and stopped yesterday because of hurricane sandy. >> we took forgranted the fact that you can be inside and enjoy that. because a lot of people have to go to work. >>> yes. the storm of the force last night.
the human services together. whatever dollars the federal government makes available to get people back in their homes has quickly as possible. >> reporter: about 60 people were evacuated because of severe winds and flooding. the soil is so saturated, there's standing water almost everywhere you look from large chunks of wood though dangerous wood planks. the water and wind moved it everywhere. practically everybody in crisfield was affected by the storm. even the police department didn't fair to well. there's a gaping hole in the roof of the police station. he and his daughter came to the city dock to take pictures today. he didn't escape the fury of sandy. >> didn't have wart damage -- water damage in the house but had a lot of damage in the garage. >> reporter: mark bradshaw had water in his house and shingles ripped off the roof. >> we need help. a lot of people don't have a home to go to. >> reporter: in crisfield, don harrison, abc2 news. >> the governors will toured damage. >>> coming up, thousands of our neighbors will go to bed in the cold and the dark. the latest to get your l
will be different this time. >> hopefully even in the state and the government level comes through with their promises to help everybody. right now a lot of people need help. >> after going through a clean up 14 months ago after irene some wonder if they should even rebuild. schools remain closed and power is out in much of the area. >>> help people rebuild, state farm has mobilized their disaster services team. they are sending their mobile command centers eastward to help policy holders start clean up and rebuild. state farm warn warns people to hire reputable contractors and take your time making decisions, do your research and check the bbb reports and beware of someone offering unsolicited service with no written contract and only take cash. that could be shady. >>> a lot went out and got sandbags to help protect your home. if you got leftover sandbags around the city would like to take them back. baltimore doesn't want people dumping out the sand so they have set up drop off locations for the extra sandbags. today and tomorrow between ten and seven. you can take them. >> we
theory. >> i understand govern romney has had a tough time here in ohio because he was against saving the auto industry. >>ed to mr. obama launched a fresh attack accusing his rival of trying to this scare off voters. >> italians are going to build jeeps in china. >> chrysler said that is not true. there are no plans to move production to china. a rep said it was cynical campaign politics at its worst. >> both campaigns are trying to reach the magic number. no matter how you do the math with the eight battleground states it is clear ohio is the key. >> ohio is the tate -- state we need to win. this campaign hopes the enthusiasm they saw here will be seen across the state on election night. karyn travis, abc news, west chester ohio. >>> in maryland we have the potential to make history with some of our ballot questions. find everything you need to check out. prepare yourself. you can find it all on ab c 2 news.com/politics. >>> in our consumer alert some of you may be out there playing on your new ipad mini. they were out in stores today. it costs $329. the version that is out now fea
are desperate and say if the government doesn't step in, they're going to be lost. >> without funds, i'll probably have to walk away from my home. i'll probably have to walk away from my home. >> one of the most heart breaking stories out of the island. a mother asked her neighbor to take in her and her two sons, she was turned away. moments later, her boys were washed away from her body. their bodies were recovered today. >> the jersey shore was just as terrible. . >> we sent our charl lee krau son up to survey the damage and figure out hair they're beginning to move forward. >> it's 5:45 and sandy has come and gone leaving a path of destruction. one of the hardest hit areas is atlantic city. it's about 155 miles on the drive button straight line this is a hundred miles. this was a 9 hundred mile wide storm. to give you an idea how close we came in maryland, we set the trip meter at zero and we're going to drive to atlantic city to give you an idea how close we came. >> after three hours of driving, we finally made it to the city and from the outside, it didn't look like much dam
get worse. hurricane sandy is more powerful than the federal government. shutting down operations right there in the nation's capital. >> our washington station is monitoring the storm around the clock. here from american landscape is how they covered it last night. >> this is abc 7 news at 11:00. >> hurricane sandy is already starting to have a major impact on our area. president barack obama signed off emergency declaration for maryland and just within the last couple hours, one for the district. want to see what a hurricane looks like, just take a look at brad bell's live sthot from ocean city, maryland, he has been there all day as conditions have gone downhill, brad. >> yeah, they have gone downhill. matter of fact. ready to toss to me. pulled out my wind speed indicator. a gust that hit 50 miles an hour. >> want to got to tom live at reagan national airport and tell also but transportation troubles related to sandy. tom? >> a whole lot of them, pamela. at this point, reagan airport, a lot of flights in to and out of here were canceled this evening. tomorrow is looking a lot
in the aftermath of sandy are angry. >> when is the government coming? >> reporter: some feeling, they've been left out in the cold. >> to get heat. we're going to die. if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die. we're going to freeze. >> reporter: on staten island, some are calling themselves the forgotten borough. and there's frustration and desperation. >> we lost everything. i mean, you should have seen. try hard. you go to work every day. you do the best you can. >> reporter: of the 90 total storm dead, 20 have been here. in one manhattan neighborhood, photographers captured people diving into dumpsters, reportedly to retrieve food thrown out by a restaurant. along with the growing anger, there's lengthening lines for everything. people waiting for buses to go home. >> no one knew where to go. it was completely chaos. >> reporter: lines for fuel are even longer. >> three hours. >> reporter: gas shortages are now reaching crisis levels. few stations are open. and those that are, can't meet the demand. drivers are running out of gas and out of patience. >> i have no power at home. i c
is safe. what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as close low as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit un,000 ti until this is done. >> reporter: the iconic boardwalk is in ruins and thousand are still trapped in hoboken all. up ait's scary. you've don't know how long you will be stuck here. >> reporter: in new york there is also severe damage. it is remarkable no one died here at braeezy point where residents returned to salvage anything they could. >> it's devastating. it's hard to believe. >> reporter: lights are slowly coming back on in lower manhattan. and work continue to restore other areas. the national guard was called in to help evacuate hundred at new york's bellview hospital. one of the largest trauma centers in the nation. conditions have been deteriorating since sandy hit. and sandy isn't finished. strong wind, rain and snow continue to cause damage as the storm moves north. and again that great news for new yorkers is that limited subway service will begin this morning. and la guardia airport is reopening although i
right. we continue this morning the check in with our local leaders and the government county, city and state. >>> we want to check in with hower county. they the thousands of power outages in the area and a nasty sewage situation. >> yes. the county executive for our county is on the phone with us. good morning to you. >> good morning. guys. all right. first thing is first, let's get to the power outages. 14,000 in your conti. excuse me, 15,800 right now. this has got to be a good sign all things considered, would you agree? >> all things considered, absolutely. our family is one of those 14,000, it could have been worse. we have seen it worse recently. >> and your concern this morning? >> our biggest issue is working with bg&e. waiting to get our wastewater treatment plant up and running. we have two power forces that feed it. they have been down all night. that's the number 1 priority to see that our treatment plant is on-line. i was on the phone with the president of gbe who is working on hard on. that is my concern at the moment. the other concern is reminding people that, ther
with neighboring transit properties once the federal government and other agencies began shutting down. we made the decision that it was in the best interest of the mta and our employees and passengers to discontinue service today. >> all right terry owens mta thanks for your time today. >> you are welcome. thank you. >> okay. obviously not a easy decision but we want to remind you no mta service. keep that in mind as you make your plans. >>> the threat of sandy has amtrak shutting down operations. we heard it with terry owens this morning but turns out the train service has canceled trips throughout the entire northeast. so if you had plans to travel on amtrak and you paid for a ticket, they will give you a refund or a voucher for future travel. >>> over the area many of you spent the weekend preparing for the worst. >> and one area that knows how bad the flooding can be cecil county. what they are doing but there's no way to escape the rising waters. >> and as we go to break, another live look out across the city of new york. 375,000 ordered out of the low lying areas in and around manhattan.
ready to do everything we need to do to make sure the federal government is a full partner in helping the people of maryland in preparation when the storms here and the aftermath. >> as the storm moves in, i think you will see all of lower ocean city under water. this is going to be a waves of 7 to 8 foot height. we have not seen that since back in 1985 with hurricane gloria. >> between the huge rains and all the waves they are seeing in that area, the strong winds no surprise people are leaving because they are being evacuated. officials have orders all around downtown area residents saying they need to leave. governor o'malley says there are about 60 state troopers in ocean city and they are managing the evacuation and assist in emergency response. >>> people along the beaches in delaware are bracing for the hurricane. northbound tolls in delaware were suspended yesterday to speed up the evacuation process. >> christian schaver is in re-- schaeffer isin rehoaght hob it -- rehobeth babying. >> reporter: the -- >> reporter: the beach covers the area all the way back to the san do you
to you. >> ginger, our thanks to you. >>> the federal government just announcing moments ago it will shut down washington tomorrow. and here in new york city tonight, there's a state of emergency under way. authorities are scrambling to keep more than 8 million people sa safe. and look at this picture. one of the many subway entrances here in new york, this one in times square, the subway will be shut down within the hour. the last passengers getting on to get on and weekend "gma" anchor right there in times square tonight. >> reporter: good evening, david. they are getting ready to shut this place down. not only are all the broadway theaters going dork, but as you mentioned, america's largest subway system is about to halt service. look at the sign behind me. two words. system shutdown. tonight in the city that normally never sleeps, not only are they shutting down the subways and the broadway shows, but they are taping up the windows at department stores, can receiving public school classes and ordering 375,000 people to evacuate low-lying areas. >> if you don't evacuate, you are just p
people really see why it is that we come together to form a government. >> with two days lost extended hours should have everything back on track. the polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. that's today and tomorrow for early voters, and then if you missed your opportunity for early voting you can head to the polls on tuesday. >> and play some games or enjoy the boardwalk, so many of us have taken that trip to atlantic city. coming up next, a look at what is left behind after sandy ripped through that community. >> and in a city that relies on transportation, how new yorkers are getting around when all the buses and the trains aren't moving, we're going to show you what happens when the city that never sleeps comes it to a halt. >> and we have plenty of cloud cover across our area and some wet weather. i'll tell you when sandy releases its grip coming up. >> we are dealing with a crash on 695 here in parkville and several other accidents across the region. we'll have your complete time saver traffic report coming up. >> 10 minutes after 6 right now, a live picture of new york city
. >>> economic reports don't get any bigger than the one due out later this morning. the government releases the october employment numbers just four days before the election. a crucial report on wall street and the campaign trail. experts say, look for 125,000 new jobs last month, showing modest growth, with the unemployment rate steady at 7.8%. >>> well, there could be some manmade misery adding to the toll of hurricane sandy. scammers out to take advantage of folks after the storm. officials are warning people to watch out for phony charities, fraudulent home repair deals and sellers looking to unload flood-damaged cars. a national hot line for reporting disaster fraud was set up seven years ago after hurricane katrina. >>> and cell phone service is getting better for people in the hurricane zone. 20% of sites are still down. but that's down from 25% a few days ago. >>> the ipad mini hits stores. minus the worldwide frenzy of some recent apple rollouts. these customers in tokyo were among the first to get their hands on the tablet this morning. apple is expected to sell 1 million this wee
got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to get your trucks here on this corner now! it's been three days! >> reporter: this is one of the hardest hit communities in torque city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead. in devastated neighborhoods overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a supersized wave, as high as 11 20 feet. >> it was coming in rushing like rapids. >> reporter: well, welcome to your house, huh? we met this man, mike. his house is almost completely gone. just the floorboards remain. he and his wife and two young daughters have been staying with relatives. >> my youngest daughter yesterday said, daddy, i want to go home. i told her, it's going to be awhile, hon. she don't understand, she's 6. >> reporter: he gives us a tour of what once was. one beautiful christmas plate. that's going to be a special plate at your house. >> that's going to have my mother's cookies on it. >> reporter: for 48 hours, search teams have be
's money economic reports don't get bigger than today's october employment number from the government four days before the election. both candidates are in battleground states and spec to -- expected -- expected to seize on the results. big retail chains reported strong sales up 5% from a year ago. and sales of new cars and trucks jumped 7% from last october. official warn people to watch out for scams after hurricane sandy. they say be on the alert for phoney charities and fraudulent home repair bills and sellers looking to unload flood damaged cars and apple's next small thin arrives today. ipad many hits stores. the customers in tokyo were among the first to get the hands on the tablet. and that's america's money.
campaigning, because his job is truly on the line here with governing and imagine perhaps a large disaster. >> you show that you're in touch. the president was already talking to the federal emergency management agency. he's returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, cancelling some events. the biggest problem for the president right now, if he makes any mishandling of this storm could affect the final days of this race. more than any other factor. >> in nonweather news, a bit of surprise, "the des moines register," the largest newspaper in the swing states, endorsed romney. how big of a deal is is that? >> iowa is a key state. it's part of barack obama's mid western fire wall. he needs to win iowa, wisconsin and ohio. if romney wins both florida and virginia. the obama campaign said they're ahead in iowa right now, this could make some difference in the end and it reinforces the argument that romney is making. he's best positioned to make the bipartisan compromises america needs. >> just over a week to go and it just got even more interesting. george stephanopoulos, thank
. any team you have occasion to take something from the federal government and send back to the states that is the right direction. if you can go back and send it to the private sector that's better. >> reporter: romney wouldn't answer question as but that? >> governor would you eliminate fema if you were president. >> reporter: with canceled events. the campaign continues. bill clinton led a rally in indianapolis that appeared entirely political. with a race this close, not even a storm of the century can bring the campaign to a halt. jonathan karl, abc news, kettering ohio. cover everything.'t only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan works best for you. wi
presidential leadership. >> my message to the federal government, no bureaucracy, no red tape. get resources where they're needed. >> reporter: and later today, he'll get a firsthand look at the damage on the new jersey shore, with none other than the state's republican governor, chris christie. christie is a die-hard romney supporter. but he's had nothing but praise for the president's handling of the storm, which he says is all that really counts right now. >> i don't give a damn about election day. it doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. i've got much bigger fish to fry than that. so do the people of the state of new jersey. >> reporter: romney, after cancelling eight events in five states, turned a planned rally in ohio into a makeshift aid >> a lot of people will be looking for goods, even though we've gathered these things, as you know. i know that one of the things i've learned in life is, you make the difference you can. >> reporter: it has all of the trappings of a traditional campaign event. you have the stage, the big american flag, the campaign music. lots of romney support
card numbers. state officials say, like most other government agencies across the country, south carolina never encrypted that data to protect it from hackers because it's such an expensive and lengthy process. >>> and this morning another big bank to be in big trouble, for allegedly manipulating the price of electricity in california. regulators are threatening to fine barclays $470 million for gaming the markets for lower prices just so it can make bigger profits later. the bank denies the scheme. >>> an unusual sight to bring you along the mexico/arizona border. smugglers made a makeshift ramp to drive over the border. they abandoned the jeep some 14 feet in the air. >>> sam, how about national weather? >> as we do that, i want to thank wabc for giving us the flight yesterday. they're always in the air, by the way, and the best in the business. let me show you what's going on with this cold air that drops behind the storm. wait until you see these temperatures. it's what folks without power don't need, these temperatures. look at the high temperatures. they're close to the 40s
-year-old people! >> reporter: this woman pleading with government officials for gasoline, food and clothing. >> you don't understand. you've got to get your trucks here on this corner now! >> we are trying to -- >> this is three days. >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in new york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead. in devastated neighborhoods, overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a supersized wave, as high as 20 feet. >> it was coming in rushing like a rapid. >> reporter: well, welcome to your house, huh? we met this man, mike abruzzo. his house is completely gone. just the floorboards remain. he and his wife and two young daughters have been staying with relatives. >> and my youngest daughter yesterday, faith, said, "daddy, i want to go home." i told her "it's going to be awhile, hon." she don't understand. she's 6. >> reporter: he gives us a tour of what once was. one beautiful christmas plate. that's going to be a special plate at your house. >> that's going to have my mother's cookies on it. >> rep
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